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Thread: Challenge To DP Members

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    Re: Challenge To DP Members

    I would, but it wouldn't be much of a challenge.

    I get 15 results when I search for my posts containing Democrat, and 18 when I search for Republican, and most of them have either of those in the title anyway.
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    Re: Challenge To DP Members

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Do not mention, type, hint anything about ANY party. Just discuss the topic. Its fine if a website that you link to mentions a political party. But don't let yourself mention a political party. Lets give this a try for one week and lets see how interesting the discussions REALLY get.
    This is a very interesting idea. Considering the fact that I think both parties are equally to blame for screwing things up, I'd enjoy a period where there was a reduction in finger-pointing on that front.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Challenge To DP Members

    I'm glad people are generally liking the idea. Lets hope we get many more posters to agree to this idea.
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    Re: Challenge To DP Members

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I've got a challenge for those here at the DP.

    In 99% of my posts I try very hard to not even mention a party when I respond to <insert political topic post here>. And I would dare anyone to go through my past posts and prove this wrong.

    Anyways...

    In alot of the posts around here you can see the various sides always commenting, blaming, flaming (when possible), and thinly making derogatory remarks against the opposite side.

    So, here's a challenge to everyone that is designed to promote a new form of debating at DP. That of Debating from a neutral standpoint in regards to a political party standpoint.

    Do not mention, type, hint anything about ANY party. Just discuss the topic. Its fine if a website that you link to mentions a political party. But don't let yourself mention a political party. Lets give this a try for one week and lets see how interesting the discussions REALLY get. (note that if a thread is SPECIFICALLY about a party then its ok to mention the party..just try and keep it as neutral as possible though. )

    Now I'm making this into a poll so that we can use it as a sort of "sign up sheet". If you want to try it out just hit "agree". Don't want to? Just ignore the poll or hit "disagree". The poll will be open to the public so that we can all keep an eye on each other.
    I'm in. See ya' in a week.
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    Re: Challenge To DP Members

    I think it's worth a try - one week, you say?



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    Re: Challenge To DP Members

    I can't do it.
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    Re: Challenge To DP Members

    This should be interesting. I'm in.
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    Re: Challenge To DP Members

    The key is not to engage in a discussion or debate with an ideologue. If that's the case, we can do this all the time by just expanding our personal ignore list.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Challenge To DP Members

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I've got a challenge for those here at the DP.

    In 99% of my posts I try very hard to not even mention a party when I respond to <insert political topic post here>. And I would dare anyone to go through my past posts and prove this wrong.

    Anyways...

    In alot of the posts around here you can see the various sides always commenting, blaming, flaming (when possible), and thinly making derogatory remarks against the opposite side.

    So, here's a challenge to everyone that is designed to promote a new form of debating at DP. That of Debating from a neutral standpoint in regards to a political party standpoint.

    Do not mention, type, hint anything about ANY party. Just discuss the topic. Its fine if a website that you link to mentions a political party. But don't let yourself mention a political party. Lets give this a try for one week and lets see how interesting the discussions REALLY get. (note that if a thread is SPECIFICALLY about a party then its ok to mention the party..just try and keep it as neutral as possible though. )

    Now I'm making this into a poll so that we can use it as a sort of "sign up sheet". If you want to try it out just hit "agree". Don't want to? Just ignore the poll or hit "disagree". The poll will be open to the public so that we can all keep an eye on each other.

    I'm pretty much the same way. I'm not married to any one political party anyway, and I try to avoid saying "all you liberals" or "oh you Democrats" very often at all. I prefer to discuss the ISSUES rather than rah-rah about the jerseys.

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    Re: Challenge To DP Members

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Pfft. I do this all the time and never shut up.
    One must respect a honest man....I am much the same....debating is not my forte, involves digging up information.....too much like work.

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